I'm currently sitting in my family's vacation home in Westport, Mass., and my niece is trying to persuade my father ("Grandpa") and my brother (her father) to get them help her pay for a new MacBook. There are three of us sitting here and working on our laptops - and Eve (my stepmother) just took a photo of all of us working on our computers (although to tell the truth I think that only my brother is actually working). It's rather amusing here.
Outside, it's cool and rather humid - quite a change from hot and dry Jerusalem.
My niece is trying her best persuasive arguments but hasn't quite made the sale yet.